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Novellino Brighton, Hove, Brighton and Hove

Novellino Brighton

4.6
4.6
36 Reviews
£25 and under
Kosher
A home of modern Sephardic cooking, our menus blend the culinary cultures of a French Bistro and the Tel Aviv food scene to create a fresh approach to Jewish cooking. Whether you want a drink, a snack, or a meal, you’ll find a fresh, delicious experience at Novellino. Our seasonal menus also offers a range of delicious vegetarian and vegan options.

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2 people

8:30 p.m.


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

Experiences

  • First Seder: Adult Package

    £150.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 22, 2024 only
    Why is this night different from all other nights? Join us at Novellino Brighton for a fantastic all-inclusive Seder night experience.
    First Seder: Adult Package photo
  • First Seder: Children under 12 Package

    £75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 22, 2024 only
    Why is this night different from all other nights? Join us at Novellino Brighton for a fantastic all-inclusive Seder night experience.
    First Seder: Children under 12 Package photo
  • First Seder: Children Under 5 Package

    £30.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 22, 2024 only
    Why is this night different from all other nights? Join us at Novellino Brighton for a fantastic all-inclusive Seder night experience.
    First Seder: Children Under 5 Package photo

What 36 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Brighton

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambience

  • Brighton

    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Great for brunch

  • Brighton

    Innovative

  • Brighton

    Good for groups

  • Brighton

    Hot spot

  • Brighton

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Brighton

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Brighton

    Best Overall

  • Brighton

    Best Food

  • Brighton

    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Best Ambience

  • Brighton

    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Great for brunch

  • Brighton

    Innovative

  • Brighton

    Good for groups

  • Brighton

    Hot spot

  • Brighton

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Brighton

    Vegetarian-friendly

36 Reviews
  1. DavinaS

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The photo is completely misleading the menu isn’t anything israeli or yiddish except for one shnitzel. They don’t serve falafels or shawarma nothing like that. Instead they have a burger, fish and chips and a ceasar salad… they do have hummus though. So not what we were expecting at all. We left and went to Hove Tendoori instead and that was amazing on the other hand.

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  2. RachelU

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely restaurant. Outstanding service. Very clean. Only criticism is that it would be nice to see a greater variety of salads on offer. Only vegetarian option was quite unhealthy.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on April 2, 2024
    Hello RachelU It was great to host you over the Bank Holiday weekend and thanks for the kind words! I will take your comments into consideration as we look into menu changes going into the warmer seasons. Kind Regards, Matt Havell

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  3. Muzza

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to eat great nosh, catch up with old friends and make new ones. A visit isn't complete without buying supplies from the deli.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on April 2, 2024
    Hello Muzza, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, glad to know we are doing our job and creating a great meeting place to eat, drink & catch up on the south coast. Kind Regards, Matt Havell

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  4. LaurieR

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful to be able to eat in a kosher restaurant in Brighton and Hove - food was really good and the ambiance wonderful, helped by a Purim seudah being held in the Shul hall next door.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on April 2, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! A slightly different service for us with the open Seudah for Purim but glad you enjoyed sharing the day with our community. We hope to see you back! Kind Regards, MH

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  5. MollyS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food and impeccable service. Nice ambience..
    Novellino BrightonResponded on March 21, 2024
    Hello MollyS Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again MH

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  6. Rosie

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately, neither bagels nor shakshuka were available to order despite being on the menu. These are options one would expect to be available at a kosher restaurant.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on April 2, 2024
    Hello Rosie, Firstly let me apologise that your experience fell short of the experience we like to give here. We have had an ongoing problem with our inhouse bakery which has affected our ability to proved fresh bagels. We hope this will be resolved after Passover. Please see my private message for more info, we hope you give us another opportunity! Kind Regards, MH

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  7. Philippa

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic kosher food at a great price, plenty of space between tables which was perfect for our family, brilliant value.

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  8. Ezra

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service and great food. Really enjoyed the whole experience and the shop is so helpful.

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  9. Isaac

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved all aspects of this restaurant - a total game changer on our mini break to Brighton... hope it continues to thrive and remain as good as it is now for our next trip!

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  10. RafaelN

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasing decor, light and airy, clean. Dinner menu isn't particularly imaginative, breakfast menu is rather more so. Food is extremely tasty, well presented and portions are very generous. Nice crockery and cutlery enhances the meal. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly without being overly so and the service was first-rate. Very highly recommended!

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  11. LindaG

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The evening meals were well prepared. My husband’s aged steak was cooked perfectly and was thoroughly enjoyed. My meal was equally tasty with very fresh salad.

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  12. SuzP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful evening with our friends at Novellino’s. The service was particularly good from the minute we entered the restaurant to leaving. Nothing was too much and we were served with smiles and professionalism. The chef even came to greet us and was genuinely concerned that everything was to our liking. The portions were generous and the steak, one of the best we had eaten, even better when we learnt it had been aged for 28 days in house to enhance the flavour. What more could we ask for and right on our doorstep!

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  13. Muzza

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's always lovely to catch up with friends here. Lovely atmosphere, great food and a wonderful deli too!
    Novellino BrightonResponded on February 2, 2024
    Hello Muzza, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you back soon. MH

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  14. SueT

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great place for brunch. Delicious options, big servings.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on February 2, 2024
    Hello SueT Thank you for leaving us a review and for taking the time to give us a visit! Glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope to welcome you back soon. MH

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  15. ISABEL

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superior evening meal throughout in terms of both quality and quantity in accommodating four diners. The excellent service was a major contribution towards enjoying the meal which added to the ambience. Both meat and fish dishes will long remain in our memories. Definitely one of the best restaurants in town. We shall definitely go again and try their breakfast/brunch
    Novellino BrightonResponded on February 2, 2024
    Hello IsabelC, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review and for your kind words about my front of house team. We hope to welcome you back to enjoy either our Brunch or Dinner menus in the near future. MH

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  16. LeonardO

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is great. The staff are lovely. Food preparation and choice is very good and the chips are ‘to die for’.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on February 2, 2024
    Hello LeonardO Thank you for leaving us a lovely review. We hope to welcome you back next time you are in the area. MH

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  17. NesanelC

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After standing in the freezing cold for twenty minutes paying for parking, it was wonderful to get some toast with a real english breakfast, truly satiating and delightful experience.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on January 11, 2024
    Hello NesanelC Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we are very happy you enjoyed your meal and managed to warm up from the cold! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. MH

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  18. BernardS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time. The food was extremely tasty and portion size were generous. The service was exceptional. Would definitely recommend and definitely go back!
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 31, 2023
    Hello Bernard, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, very glad you enjoyed your full experience with us! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! MH

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  19. JonathanD

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW!!! Amazing food and the taste was excellent. had the Steak with the wine sauce, YUM!!!
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 31, 2023
    Hello Jonathan Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Thanks for the kind words & happy to host you again next time you are on the south coast! MH

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  20. JacobNezri

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    During our local stay, we've frequently dined at this restaurant. The service is exceptional, friendly, and swift, even during busy times. They offer a diverse menu with both hearty meat dishes and excellent vegan options, like the vegan full English breakfast I enjoyed. Children's choices are available upon request. The restaurant's spacious setting and lovely staff add to the great dining experience. It's a highlight in Brighton, catering to all tastes, and we're excited to return.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 31, 2023
    Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Looking forward to welcoming you and the family back to the restaurant soon. MH

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  21. AlliS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Huge portions and delicious food and gorgeous crockery and lovely waiters.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on January 11, 2024
    Hello AlliS Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we appreciate the kind words and look forward to welcoming you back soon. MH

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  22. ChristineC

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good selection of food. Helpful staff. Welcoming atmosphere.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 31, 2023
    Hello ChristineC Thank you for your kind review, our team will look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit MH

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  23. JacobNezri

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    During our local stay, we frequently dined at this restaurant. The service is exceptional, friendly, and swift, even during busy times. They offer a diverse menu with both hearty meat dishes and excellent vegan options, like the vegan full English breakfast I enjoyed. Children's choices are available upon request. The restaurant's spacious setting and lovely staff add to the great dining experience. It's a highlight in Brighton, catering to all tastes, and we're excited to return.

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  24. ChristopherH

    Berkshire

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited with 2 friends, one of whom is a very picky eater, and we had a wonderful meal and fantastic service. Everyone was so welcoming and the deli was also well stocked with some great items that are hard to get! We will certainly be coming back. Thanks everyone for making our visit a lovely experience.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 31, 2023
    Hello ChristopherH Thank you so much for your kind words, always happy to please a picky eater! The team look forward to welcoming you back soon. MH

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  25. Sioned

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely healthy food and very filling for a coldish windy day. Service always really good.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 31, 2023
    Hello Sioned Thank you for taking the time to visit us and leave a review. Glad to help fuel you through this cold winter! MH

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  26. Kellek

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with friends for dinner last night and had a fabulous evening. The restaurant is spacious and modern, the service and food was first class and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Will definitely return and make it a regular event. Can't wait to try the breakfasts. Thank you!
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 7, 2023
    Good morning Kellek - thank you for dining at Novellino and your amazing review of our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back for breakfast! V

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great kosher meal! Big portions and delicious! Great anytime!
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 31, 2023
    Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback, very glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to host you again soon! MH

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  28. JonathanD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All great . Staff and food a delight. Atmosphere chilled and will definitely return
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 1, 2023
    Hi Jonathan, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We hope to welcome you back to our Restaurant & Deli soon!

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  29. NatJZ

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great at Novellino Brighton... excellent food and service and a beautiful setting!
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 1, 2023
    Hi NatJZ Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. W We take pride in what we do in our beautiful Restaurant & Deli space, and are very glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you soon! M

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  30. chipsloverz

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely good, great that a soft drink/ coffee is included I the price. Really delicious. A bit pricy for some things and also limited menu for lunch. We would vote for chips on the menu! Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Lovely decor.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 1, 2023
    Hello Chipsloverz, Very glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for you kind words. We are looking into ways to improve our lunch offering in the New Year. However if you visit us again before this happens, please request chips and this can be accommodated for you! All the best M

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  31. Sweetnsour

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service provided was good. The food was very well cooked and delicious. Because of the overall experience I would consider returning for another meal soon.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 1, 2023
    Hello Sweetnsour Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, very happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back soon! M

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  32. SholomS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely tasty food. Extremely friendly staff. Lovely restaurant Will definitely be going back
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 1, 2023
    Hello SholomS, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Glad you enjoyed your visit & we hope to welcome you back to our Restaurant & Deli soon! M

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  33. Nina

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The staff were very helpful and kind. We ordered a starter of humous but then a starter containing humous arrived, which was pointless. We ordered salt beef sandwiches and French fries. Salt beef was stringy, bitty and tough, as though left overs had been heated up in a microwave. I nearly chocked on mine. No atmosphere. like going into a works canteen. There used to be little jars of flowers on table. It was a birthday dinner but couldn’t wait to leave. we will continue to go for morning coffee but couldn’t recommend for dinner. menu restrictive. A meat pasta would be nice.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 1, 2023
    Hello Nina, We again apologise that your evening with us fell short of our own standard. Thank you for your kind words about our staff, following our phone call, we hope to welcome you back in an evening for a better experience. M

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  34. stevef

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had chicken soup and chicken snitzel. The soup was so tasty with pieces of chicken within the snitzel was crisp and delicious as was the mash it was served with . Wonderful food and wonderful service thank you.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 1, 2023
    Hello Stevef Thank you for your kind words, our soup & snitzel are firm favourites on our evening menu and we look forward to welcoming you back any time! M

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  35. Sioned

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have visited Novellino twice in the last fortnight after hearing about it from friends. Food is attractive and very tasty using the best ingredients. Service there not only is very friendly but they take every opportunity to make it special for customers with lots of attention to detail and giving diners space and time. The venue for Novellino is beautiful and property is open and scrupulously clean. Having tasted Israeli wine which is amazing I would have liked to have seen a little more choice there. However this is a minor thing. A charming venue which is very different in the dining approach.
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 1, 2023
    Hello Sioned, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! Feel free to tell your friends too, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. M

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  36. MelanieJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food although a small menu , hope choices will vary to offer variety - service excellent , 2 courses + bottle of wine + 1 soft drink £35 per head so not cheapest in town but worth it we thought , nice lighting & good ambience … kosher food nicely served … 1 of our party a coeliac and wasn’t a problem
    Novellino BrightonResponded on December 1, 2023
    Hello MelanieJ Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Since your visit we have introduced Kosher Fish & Chips to our evening menu a long side a few extra vegetarian items and look to continue improving our offering. Hope to welcome you back soon! M

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FAQs

Novellino Brighton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 750334.

Novellino Brighton is rated 4.6 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 p.m.


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Novellino Brighton

29 New Church Rd, Hove, Brighton and Hove BN3 4AD

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Brighton
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 8:00 am–3:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 8:00 am–9:30 pm Fri 8:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Kosher, Middle Eastern, Israeli
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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